Hello and welcome to Ecofox. We are an emerging online shop specialising in eco-friendly products that look good, feel good and will not adversely affect our environment.
We care passionately about the issues surrounding climate change and believe that if we adapt our lifestyles we can start to make a positive difference to our environment. By carefully choosing what we consume we can limit the use of harmful materials, eliminate unnecessary waste and actively assist communities that are most affected by global warming.
Our product lines have been carefully chosen for their sustainable properties and for their global impact making it easier for the consumer to adapt to the challenge of climate change. Being ecologically aware doesn’t mean you have to do without, it’s more about making the right choices.
An increasing awareness of environmental issues has encouraged manufacturers to reassess the methods and materials used in many products to the point that harmful chemicals can be easily avoided with a range of viable, sustainable alternatives now commercially available.
We stock a range of bodycare, household cleaning and homeware products that are carefully sourced and what we consider to be ethically produced. They do not contain harmful ingredients that will damage our bodies or our fragile eco-system. Where possible any constituent parts are biodegradable or recyclable and preferably manufactured from recycled materials.
We ensure that the sourcing and manufacturing processes involved are cruelty-free and that no people or animals are harmed. Many of our suppliers work co-operatively with endangered communities to establish sustainable production techniques.
Eco-conscious designers are making great progress in developing new products that take advantage of sustainable or recycled materials. They have taken on the challenge of producing items for the home that use forward thinking processes to manufacture with materials like ethically grown bamboo and organic cotton. Single use plastic is an issue that currently needs addressing but progress is being made in making plastic from corn or potato starch, both extracted from readily available vegetable crops. When these products have reached the end of their usable life, if they can’t be upcycled, they will simply biodegrade with zero environmental impact.
Homeware products are generally fragile and need to be treated with care as they make their way to the customer. Packaging is a major cause for concern in that it provides unnecessary waste material that is invariably plastic based. We are developing working practices that will eliminate plastic packaging from our supply chain but will still provide the same level of product safety and security. Using recycled paper and cardboard creatively will still protect your package from damage caused by stacking, rough handling and harsh weather without the need for plastic, polystyrene or bubble wrapping.
The growing concern about single use plastic is encouraging designers to make use of recycled plastic, often to great effect. Many plastic products can be broken down into granular form and reused as a raw material. This can be spun into textile yarn to make new garments
Recycling materials or upcycling existing products is currently producing some great ideas for innovative fashion design. Ecofox stock a range of products from Elvis and Kresse which use repurposed firehoses to make beautiful designer bags and belts. This raw material is reworked to mimic plastic or leather and is textured and finished to produce a line of items that match any range of leather goods for style and quality. It is still possible to produce upmarket items using secondhand materials.
Sustainable fashion is becoming more popular and committed designers and manufactures are working hard for it to become the norm, making clothes and accessories that are produced ethically and have a timeless quality which will prevent changing trends making them obsolete.
Shopping online is the green alternative to conventional high street or retail park consumerism. We have no glass fronted superstore to keep warm and all our products are readily displayed on one site. There is no need to drive out of town and skip from shop to shop to find what you need. All our orders are packaged together and dispatched using an effective, reliable courier service.
The launch of Ecofox is an exciting challenge for everybody here and we hope we can provide a service that really meets the needs of the conscientious consumer. We are continually looking for new products to stock and would appreciate any input you can give. Please drop us line and let us know what are we missing and maybe you could suggest what you would like us to provide.
It is easy being green and its getting even easier with Ecofox.